Bumthang Festival Tour

Arrive at any time in Bhutan and you will find some kind of religious festivals going on. Bumthang Festival Tour is one of the most taken festival tours in Bhutan, the other being Punakha Festival Tour and Paro Festival Tour. Major festivals in Bumthang are especially observed in fall season. Festivals are the great opportunity to know about the culture.
It would be wise to book for Bumthang Festival Tour in advance as these are the busiest period. Festivals are called ‘Tsechu’ in Bhutan. Jambay Lhakhang Drupchen is a popular place to observe festivals in Bumthang. This festival is observed every year in between October and November. Mask dance or Cham is the major highlight which is observed for 3-4 days. This dance is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche- the highest Spiritual Leader in Bhutan. The dance performers are believed to be blessed with good luck. All of the Bhutanese can participate in this dance ceremony.
In Bumthang festival, dancers can also be seen dancing around the fire in naked. Taking part in Bumthang festival is the great way of being close to native Bhutanese. Contact us soon for best deals on Bumthang Festival Tour cost.  

Itinerary Outline
Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu international Airport, Transfer To hotel
Day02: Kathmandu sightseeing, Bhutan Tour Preparation
Day03: Kathmandu to Paro Flight, Drive to Thimphu
Day04: Thimphu to punaka
Day05: Punaka to Trongsa
Day06: Trongsa to Bhumthang
Day07: Rest day in Bhumthang
Day08: Bhumthang to Gangtey
Day09: Gantey To paro
Day10: Paro to Kathmandu
Day11: free Day in Kathmandu
Day12: Departure from Kathmandu International Airport
Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu international Airport, Transfer To hotel
As you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, you will have to go through custom formalities and visa procedure. Our representative will greet you and transfer you to luxurious hotel. You will stay overnight at hotel.

Day02: Kathmandu sightseeing, Bhutan Tour Preparation
After breakfast, you will be taken for a guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Visit UNESCO Heritage sites of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will get briefing about Bumthang Fetival Tour in the evening.   

Day03: Kathmandu to Paro Flight, Drive to Thimphu
Take Kathmandu to Paro flight and sail through one of the best air routes over high mountains and valleys. Lower down at Paro Airport and go through the custom formalities. Leaving Paro Airport, take 90minutes of drive from Paro. Follow the Parchu River and arrive at Thimpu. Stay overnight in a hotel in Thimpu. Learn culture about Bhutan from your guide in the evening.

Day04: Thimphu to punaka
Leave Thimpu and cross Dochu La Pass (3100m). Enjoy the incredible view of Punakha Valley from the top of Dochula Pass. Lower down from the pass along rhododendron forest and pass through native villages for about 3hrs to reach Punaka/ Punakha. It used to be the capital of Bhutan before Thimpu. Explore the 16th century built Punaka Dzong.

Day05: Punaka to Trongsa
Visit Chimi Lhakhang and continue the journey to Trongsa. It was the ancestral home of Bhutanese king. Punakha used to be the center of politics. Drive from Punakha to Trongsa. Explore Trongsa Dzong which is one of the oldest forts in Bhutan. Get view of Mangde Chu River. Visit Ta Dzong.

Day06: Trongsa to Bumthang
Take breakfast and leave for Bumthang. Cross the high pass of Pele La (3300m) and reach Rrongsa. Explore the nearby Dzong and drive through the settlements where you can observe Yathras weaving. Continue further to Bumthang.   

Day07: Rest day in Bhumthang
This is a rest day. Explore Bumthang. You will visit Jakar Dzong, Jambay Lhakhang, Swiss Farm, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamshing Monastery. Jakar is Bhutan’s largest Dzong. Guru Rimpoche had meditated in Kurje Lhakhang. Jambay Lhakhang is one of the Bhutan’s oldest temples. We will be observing a festival at Jambe Lhakhang. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day08: Bumthang to Gangtey
Leave Bumthang and take 6hrs of drive to Gangtey. The journey continues along temples and scenic settlements. You can get views of natives weaving bamboo hats as you head to the beautiful Phobjika Valley. Phobjika is popular for bird watching. From Phobjika, move to Gangtey and visit Gangtey Monastery.

Day09: Gantey To paro
From Gangtey, return to Phobjika valley. You can get views of Black necked cranes and other migratory birds in Phobjika. Take 7hrs of drive and cross Dochula Pass to return to Paro. You need to move through Punakha Valley. Cross Dochula Pass. You can visit Simtokha Dzong. 

Day10: Paro to Kathmandu
Drive from hotel to Paro Airport. Take flight from Druk Airlines and return to Kathmandu from Bhutan. Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day11: Free Day in Kathmandu
This is a rest day. You can go for shopping in Thamel where you can buy gift items to take for your near and dear ones.

Day12: Departure from Kathmandu International Airport
This is the last day of the package. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation and then transferred back to Kathmandu Airport few hours before your flight schedule.

Trip Facts

Duration: 12

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